The Wellington Enduro proofed to be a lot of fun for all participants, so the next event is much anticipated that take place at Delvera on the 17th of May. Anyone can try this discipline and course designer, Meurant Botha loves taking part himself!
The Enduro events are geared for real mountain bikers that enjoy singletrack and are fit enough to ride uphills, but more importantly like riding downhills fast! Therefor more adrenalin junkies like downhillers enjoy this discipline of the sport, but the lady participation is growing and young riders are enjoying it/
Riders are only timed on certain stages, which are mostly downhill singletrack. The routes are not that technical, but when done at fast speeds, do get tricky… There are normally on average four special stages in a day of the event, and riders go to the start of the next stage in ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections. This creates a social atmosphere and gatherings at the refreshment station, as no-one are in a hurry.
Pre-entries only are taken, so visit www.dirtopia.co.za to enter online. The total distances do not matter, as the an-aerobic exercise you get is enough to tire the fittest of riders. Timing is done with Amarider Trail Tags and times are live on raceday.
The Delvera trails are more than 10 years old and new routes are being built by the team especially for the event. First stage will start at the top of Klapmutskop with 360 views of Table Mountain & the winelands! Although there are prizes for the top males & females and medals for all, the event is about pure mountain bike riding. Dirtopia has organised nine Enduro events since 2012.
Fees start at R225 per rider and you can call the Trail Centre at 0218844752 for any queries. Three more Enduro events planned for 2015 happening on 12 July, 16 August & 15 November.